Ellen Mueller

Shapeways and ExOne Event

by Ellen Mueller on June 26, 2015, no comments

Synergism on Display

“Synergism” Series on display
Photo Credit: Eric Ho

Today I visited ExOne in the Pittsburgh area for a Shapeways event focused on their steel printing. It was very cool! We were able to see all the machines up close and see the production line from beginning to end. We were asked to bring samples of our steel printed pieces, so I brought my recently printed Synergism Series.



3D Printing and Molding/Casting

by Ellen Mueller on June 20, 2015, no comments

I’ve been at Anderson Ranch Arts Center for the week as I participated in a workshop on Silicon Molds & Digital Process led by Lynn Richardson.

Downstairs Studio (Fab Lab)

Downstairs Studio (Fab Lab)

Upstairs Studio

Upstairs Studio – where we did molding/casting

View from upper studio balcony

View from upper studio balcony

We learned about Rhino 3D modeling software, printed 3D models on Makerbot 3D printers, and created molds of our 3D printed objects using silicon and casting in liquid plastic. We also had a bonus digital tool – a laser cutter/engraver, which I had fun with by engraving some plaster disks.

“Prepare NOW” at The Front

by Ellen Mueller on June 12, 2015, no comments


EyeSplice Collective has an exciting show called Prepare NOW at The Front Gallery in New Orleans.

EyeSplice Collective: Prepare NOW
June 13- July 5, 2015
Opening reception Saturday June 13th, 6-10pm
The Front • 4100 St. Claude Avenue • New Orleans, LA 70117

Participating artists: Maria Raquel Cochez Megan Hildebrandt Sara Holwerda Lauren Howard Sarah Kelly DiCaprio Magnolia Laurie Cynthia Mason Ellen Mueller Megan Piontkowski Christine Sajecki

In this group exhibition, EyeSplice Collective members creatively examine the weather. Whether it is the personal experience of observing a clearing storm, the tenuous reality of living in a drought state, or charting the wind patterns of a small town in West Virginia, each member of the Collective explores her relationship to the sky. In an age of alarmist, shouting headlines on the Weather Channel alongside the actualities of climate change, this exhibition seeks to balance the chaos of public knowledge with the intimacy of personal experience.